Townsville Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Townsville Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

The Australian city of Townsville sits on
the sundrenched coastline of Queensland, around 700 miles north of the state capital,
Brisbane. It’s a gateway to the Wild Outback, the Tropical North and the Great Barrier Reef. Townsville’s also the gateway to a laidback
state of mind, where everything gets done, in its own time. And why rush when there’s over 320 days
of sunshine a year to enjoy, and some of Australia’s best natural attractions
right on your doorstep. You’ll find plenty to admire in the city
itself too, fabulous heritage buildings, a waterfront esplanade that stretches away forever, lush tropical gardens, a football team that’s the envy of the nation, and that legendary northern hospitality. Looming large over the Townsville region since
the dawn of time, is Castle Hill. This granite guardian has witnessed thousands
of years of history, from the campfires of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba
peoples, to the coming of Europeans, first as passing explorers and castaways, and eventually as settlers. First established as a port town in 1866 by
Sydney entrepreneur Robert Towns, Townsville quickly blossomed. Take a walk along Flinders Street and admire
some of Australia’s finest 19th century buildings, including gracious pubs, which have been serving up ice-cold beer
to thirsty locals for generations. For years Townsville was
a busy but provincial port, until her northern skies darkened with the
clouds of war. At the Army Museum of North Queensland, learn how the city became one of the largest
Pacific allied bases during World War Two, a strategic importance that continues to this day. Discover even more of Townsville’s historical
and natural treasures at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Right next door, dive into Reef HQ, where the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
have been brought to shore for all to enjoy. While you’re there, be sure to pay a visit
to the recovering patients at the turtle hospital. Just a few miles south of Townsville, continue your walk on the wild side at the
award winning Billabong Sanctuary, and get close to some of Australia’s most
treasured and fearsome animals. To experience Townsville’s brightest natural jewel, take the 5-mile ferry ride to
Magnetic Island. From Nelly Bay, rent a Mini Moke,
hop on a local bus, or set off on foot to discover Maggie’s
national parks and coastal communities. Explore coastal tracks, World War Two forts,
and meet friendly locals along the way. When the temperature climbs you’ll find
plenty of fabulous beaches to cool off at, some patrolled by lifeguards,
others completely deserted. When it comes to Aussie vacation adventures, why not set aside a few days in Townsville. Because sometimes it’s the lesser-known
places which hold the sweetest surprises, and offer the warmest welcomes.

73 thoughts on “Townsville Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. Last week, the Expedia Vacation Guide team held its collective breath as Cyclone Debbie bore down on the Australian city of Townsville. While our new friends in Townsville were largely spared (thanks to Debbie changing course at the last minute), our hearts go out to all those communities further south who were not so fortunate. We hope the clean-up is as painless as possible and that the sun is shining on you again very soon!

  2. Australia, Canada and New Zealand are the most beautiful and perfect countries in the world; The United States was once like those three countries, hopefully soon to be as before. Greetings from Mexico.

  3. beautiful city! Jesus made this world, and Jesus wants you to follow Him ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

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  6. I traveled from Ireland to Australia and visited Townsville it's well worth a visit a must see is mission beach.Its not too long of a drive and it's the most secluded,tropical beach I have ever seen,I will definitely go back to mission beach one day it's look like it's from the movie castaway

  7. Townsville? How about Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa all in Israel and are major tourist destinations
    and are sooo diverse and interesting with loads of history behind them

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  9. I wish If I had wings I could spent every hours of every day to living this paradise
    shit …what a hell to live miserable life

  10. Can definitely recommend Hinchinbrook Island – we recently hiked the Thorsborne Trail and was so easy to create an epic video with amazing landscapes at every turn… well worth the effort for the adventurous travellers!

  11. Hi, great youtube clip! I grew up in Townsville and will be heading up there in April next year for a school friend's wedding. It looks a lot different from the last time I visited in 2012. If you do another promotional video please include Alligator Creek, Crystal Creek and Paluma Rainforest. Thank you for bringing back some fond memories!

  12. You know what the good thing is you donโ€™t ever have to worry about terrorisation or anything like that Because well thereโ€™s like a 5km army base and the thing is I live 4 hours the road

  13. Do a video for Port Campbell, and Port Campbell National Park please, they are some of the most beautiful places in the country!

  14. I lived in Townsville for two months and it is a very lovely place. The Ville hotel is lovely but the best part is magnetic island. Such a beautiful place ?. If you go there you have to take the trek to Radical bay. I actually saw a Koala on the way. The strand is really nice and the view you get from castle hill is just stunning.

  15. The country nearly 250 years old and how come 1000 years of history couldnโ€™t get it explain please..??

  16. I plan on moving to Townsville or Brisbane in a few years when I plan on finishing school here in Toronto. Are there a lot of motorcycle riders and jet Skis in Townsville? Is motorcycling a big thing in Townsville? Also, hows the weather there in terms of rain. I like thunder and lightning storms, do you guys get that a lot, or is it mostly sunny days? And Iv'e heard on the news, Townsville is known for street floods, is that common ??

  17. I plan on moving to either Brisbane or townsville in a few years. I currently live in Toronto and once I finish my schooling for motorcycle/jet ski technician, that's when I plan on moving to Australia. I'm looking for hot weather and fine women, beautiful landscape, mountains, lakes, some culture. Would I be right if I say, cost of living would be more affordable in Townsville than Brisbane? If Australian people read this, would you recommend Brisbane or Townsville ?

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